INTRODUCTION TO NONIMMIGRANT VISAS

Basileiad Manor Library:
May 29, 2019
6:15-9:30 PM

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1. NONIMMIGRANT VISA OVERVIEW 6:15-6:30 PM

Nonimmigrant Intent; Doctrine of Dual Intent
Sources of Law; Application Process

2. DOCUMENTING NONIMMIGRANT INTENT 6:30-6:45 PM

Overcoming Presumption of Immigrant Intent (INA 214(b))

3. VISA APPLICATION PROCESS 6:45-7:15 PM
Consular Processing Versus Change of Status
Potential Problems with Application Process
Sources of Law and Other Resources

BREAK 7:15-7:30 PM

4. NONIMMIGRANT VISA CLASSIFICATIONS 7:30-8:30 PM
Including Hypotheticals and Q&A
B-1/B-2 – Visa for Business/Visitor for Pleasure
Visa Waiver Program (VWP)
E-1 – Treaty Traders – Managers, Executives, Specialized Knowledge
E-2 – Treaty Investors – Manager, Executives, Specialized Knowledge
E-2 – Australians in Professional Specialty Occupations
F-1/M-1 – Students
H-1B – Professionals in Specialty Occupations
H-1B1 – Professionals from Singapore/Chile in Specialty Occupations (Free Trade Agreement)
H-2B – Non-professional seasonal, peakload and project related employees
H-3 – Trainees
J-1 – Exchange Visitors and Trainees
L-1A – (Managers/Executives)/ L-1B – (Specialized Knowledge): Intracompany Transferees
O-1 – Scientists and Other Aliens of Extraordinary Ability
P – Internationally recognized performers and athletes
Q-1 – Cultural Exchange Visitors
R-1 – Religious Workers
S – Suppliers of Critical Information Relating to Criminal Organizations or Terrorism
T – Victims of Trafficking in Persons
TN – Canadian and Mexican Professionals in Specialty Occupations
U-1 – Victims of Crime

5. ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS INCLUDING ETHICAL HYPOTHETICALS IN IMMIGRATION LAW AND Q&A 8:30-9:30 PM

Emily M. Cohen, Esquire, is an Immigration Attorney with more than 29 years’ experience representing individuals and employers in all aspects of immigration law while managing a full service immigration law practice. She received her J.D. from Temple University School of Law in 1988 and is currently a partner at Steel, Doebley & Glassman, PC. She currently teaches Immigration Law at Manor College.

Mary Sims, Esquire, is an attorney practicing in business, estate and real property matters in PA and NJ for over thirty years. She has extensive experience in contracts, consulting business owners and others regarding legal and ethical issues, employee supervision, and community service. She completed her JD in 1987 at Pepperdine University School of Law and is presently of counsel to Duffy North in Hatboro, PA. She currently teaches law and ethics courses at Manor College and Arcadia University and is the Director of Legal Studies at Manor College.